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mercy upon us, have mercy upon us most merciful father; for thy fon our Lord Jesus Christ's fake, forgive us all that is past, and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rutzick. Then small the priest (or bishop being present) stand up, and turning himself to the people, pronounce this AESOLUTION. Tie Binifter.
When the absolution beAlmighty God, our heavenly father, who of his great attend to the minister with all
gins, then hold your peace and mercy hath promised for your beart; and placed in an humgiveness of sins to all them ble posture, beg
, earnestly of God that with hearty repentance, that he will please to confirm in and true faith, turn unto heaven the absolution of your him ; have mercy upon you, fins, pronounced at this time, by pardon and deliver you from his minifter. But for any one to all your sins, confirm and refect the absolution word for strengthen you in all good-word with the minister, is very ness, and bring you to ever
abfurd, and bewus mucbignorance: lasting life, thro' Jesus Chrif for the people's part here is to be
filent and to attend, and to say our Lord. Amen.
nothing but a mest earneft Amen, with a firm resolution to lead a new life. And therefore let me warn you in all the publick prayers, that you join with the minister where you are bid, and at all other times be silent, attend and make it your own, by saying a hearty Amen.
The observing order and decency in prayer tends much to edification; whereas the contrary begets difiraction, and disturb's both yourself and your neighbour ; it offends devout and understanding people mightily, to hear men and women say their prayers absurdly and indecently, holding their tongues where they should speak, and joining with the minister aloud, where they should only hearken and say Amen. But what can be more improper than to hear them promiscuously absolve themselves, and one ano: her, and taking the priestly office on them in a part of it, which is one of the most diftinguishing he has ?
When the absolution is over, attend diligently to the sentences of scripture, which the minister is to read, and when he bids you lift up your hearts to God, you must be fure not only to do it in word, but in deed, and with great carnejines.
Then fall the Priest fay; Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ faith unto all that truly turn to him.
Come unto me all ye that travel and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matih. xi. 28.
So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten fon, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John iii. 16.
Hear also what Saint Paul faith.
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save fin
I Tim. i. 15.
Hear also what St. John saith.
If any man fin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John ii. 1.
4 After which the Prieft shall proceed, saying ;
Then shall the Priest turn io the Lord'stable and say, It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we fhould at all times, and in all places, give thanks to thee, O Lord, † holy ther) must be contied
+ These words (holy father almighty, everlasting God. Trinity Sunday.
Here shall follow the proper preface, according to the time, if there be any especially appointed; or else immediately shall follow,
Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name ; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, huly Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.
Proper Prefaces. Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. Because thou didst give Jesus Christ thine only son to be born, as at this time, for us; who by the operation of the holy ghost was made very man, of the substance of the virgin Mary his mother, and that without fpot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore, with angels, &c.
Upon Eafter-day, and seven days after. But chiefly we are bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is the very paschal lamb, which was offer'd for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath destroy'd death, and by his rising to life again hath restored us to everlasting life. Therefore, with angels, &c.
9 Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. Through thy most dearly beloved son Jesus Christ our Lord, who after his most glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all his apoftles, and in their fight afcended into heaven to prepare a place for us, that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with angels, & c...
Upon Whit-sunday, and fix days after. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, according to whose most true promise the holy ghost came down as at this time from heaven, with a sudden great sound, as if it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the apostles, to teach them and lead them into all truth,
giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldnefs with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy son Jesus Christ. Therefore with angels, &c.
Upon the feast of Trinity only. Who art one God, one Lord; not only one person but thirte persons in one substance; for that which we believe of the glory of the father, the fame we believe of the fon, and of the holy ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with angels, &c.
After each of which prefaces Mall immediately be fing or said, Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holý Lord God ofholts, heaven and earth are full of thy glo. ry. Glory be to thee, O Lord, most high. Amen.
Rubrich. Then shall the priest, kneeling down at the Lord'stable, fay in the name of all them that shall receive the communion, this prayer following The Spinitter.
Directions. We do not presume to When the priest acknowcome to this thy table, ledges is his form of humiliation merciful Lord, trusting in his own, and the communicant's our own righteousness, but unworthiness, and God's unmein thy manifold and great rited kindness in a !mitting them mercies. We are not wor- to his holy table, make this act of thy so much as to gather up
humiliction your own by your the cruinbs under thy table; we alvout attention, and joining but thou art the same Lord,
with an hearty Amen. whose property is always to have mercy: grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear son Jesus
Christ, and to drink bis blood, that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls wash'd through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwel
and he in us. Amen,
Rubrick. 4 Wen the priet, landing before the table, bath fo orderd the bread and wine, that he may with more readiness and decency break z?e bread lefore the people, and take the cup into his hands, he fail fay the prayer of CONSECRATION as followeth, To finifter.
Directions. Almighty God our hea- This is the prayer of convenly father, who of thy ten- secration, to be said by the priest tler mercy did give thine alone ; and whilft be is confecraonly fon jesus Christ to fuf-ting the bread and wine, raise up fer death upon the cross for thy foul to jee with the eye of faith our redemption, who made what great things the Lord hath there (by his one oblation of left thee in that facrament; and
a means of himself once offered) a full
, pray that they may
conveying into your soul all the beperfect, and suficient sacri-nefits of his precious death, saying fice, oblation, and satisfac-secretly, world, and did inftitute, and S Clelling upon this means of in his holy gospel command grace and falvation, which thou us to continue a perpetual thyself, O Jesu, haft ordain'd. memory of that his precious death until his coming again: hear us, O merciful father, we most humbly befcech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy fon our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy nftitution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood: who, in
the same night that he was betrayed, (a) (a) Here the priest is to take the patten into took bread; and when he had given
thanks (b) he brake it, and gave it to his () And bere to break difciples, saying, Take, cat, (c) this is 66) And bere to lay his
my bands upon allibe bread.